Rivau Castle
Historic site and monument

Rivau Castle

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Discover the magical and fantastic universe of Château du Rivau. An exceptional medieval castle where Gothic and Renaissance furniture and works of art interact with contemporary art collections.

About us

Listed since 1918, the Rivau estate has benefited for 20 years from a very important conservation campaign led by its current owners, the Laigneau family, surrounded by a loyal team.

The medieval castle and the Renaissance outbuildings have been restored and fitted out to bring it back to life. Around the castle, the 15 gardens classified as “Remarkable Gardens” complete your escape into wonder. These 15 gardens have been designed and labeled Remarkable Garden, National Collection of Scented Rose Bushes and Conservatory of Ancient Vegetables (Ecocert-certified vegetable garden). They are part of the network of 17 “Most Beautiful Gardens in France”
In the stables classified as a “Historic Monument”, audiovisual projections invite you to relive a rich equestrian past.
This private medieval castle is animated by more than 380 objects of art.

Brands & Labels
Trademarks & labels | Home bike
Trademarks & labels | Home bike
Trademarks & labels | Vineyards and discoveries
Trademarks & labels | Vineyards and discoveries
Trademarks & labels | Tourism Quality
Trademarks & labels | Tourism Quality
Trademarks & labels | Values ​​Regional Natural Park
Trademarks & labels | Values ​​Regional Natural Park


From: 01 / 05 / 24 To: 30 / 09 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Tuesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Wednesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Thursday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Friday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
From: 01 / 10 / 24 To: 11 / 11 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Tuesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Wednesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Thursday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Friday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM


From: 30 / 03 / 24 To: 11 / 11 / 24
  • Adult 12.50€
  • Kids 7.50€
  • Student fee 9.50€
  • Jobseeker 9.50€
  • Family package - 2 adults and 2 children: €33 2 adults and 3 children and more: €38. 33 € to 38 €
  • Audioguide supplement 3.50€
  • Adult group 9.50€
  • Children group - Schools, leisure centers. 5€

Costume rental supplement for children: €3,50 (free for the 3rd costume rented).
Supplement for costume visits/treasure hunt/workshop for children during the holidays: from €3,50. Reservation required., Free for children under: 5 years old, Minimum age child rate: 5 years old, Maximum age child rate: 18 years old

  • Payment Methods: Bank/credit card, Check, Classic Holiday Voucher, Cash, Transfer, Online payment, Contactless payment

Pratical information

Spoken languages
  • French
  • English
  • Pet Friendly
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Educational visits
  • Theme visit
  • Guided tours
Customer assistance / transport
  • Coach access
  • Drop off on site for groups
Rental / Loan
  • Room rentals
  • Equipment loan
  • Shop
Customer support / practice
  • Wifi Internet access
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Tourist information
Customer support / booking
  • Reservation of services
Children welcome
  • Recreation center
Conditions for tour operators and works councils
  • Numerous ticketing
  • Meeting room
Leisure facilities
  • Playground
  • Picnic area.
Specific use room
  • Picnic room
Interior equipment
  • Toilets
  • Restaurant
  • Motorhome parking area
Cultural leisure facilities
  • Show room
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Private parking lot
  • Free parking
Eco-responsible approach
  • Sustainable development equipment
  • Management of waste
  • Minimum age: 5 years

The Château du Rivau is committed to promoting cultural heritage (Château-Garden) with a view to sustainable development. 4 pillars come together in this approach.

An Environmental Pillar
BIO by Ecocert labels our vegetable garden. Our own organic farm and local producers and if possible ORGANIC supply our restaurant. We pay attention to waste management, selective sorting, composting, limitation of product packaging. For gardening, we also practice water management and the use of ecological products. We practice manual and mechanical weeding as well as the recycling of bulbs by encouraging biodiversity.
In addition, we want to make visitors aware of native species using educational tools. For example, the creation of thematic visits on the environment for schoolchildren (primary-college-high school) and for individuals (children – families – adults). The Château du Rivau is also part of the perimeter of the Anjou Touraine Regional Park. To promote soft itineraries, we have the Accueil Velo label for both the tourist site and the hotel.
We insulate the buildings and the electricity consumption is limited (LED – geothermal energy).
We highlight local products and producers in the Rivau restaurant and shop (wine tourism label – Rivau and Lémeré vegetables, Locavore restaurant). In addition, we establish a partnership with local agricultural producers and tourism players. In this context, the Ferme du Rivau is committed to the approach of local producers, restaurants and artisans in the Center region: © du Centre.

Tourism & Disability Brand Labels
  • Tourism and Handicap brand - hearing impairment
  • Tourism and Handicap brand - mental disability
  • Tourism and Handicap brand - motor impairment
  • Tourism and Handicap brand - visual impairment
Adapted tourism criteria
  • Adapted benefits for mental impairment
  • Adapted services for visual impairment
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
  • Furniture/Reception desk suitable for wheelchair users
  • Magnetic buckle available at reception
  • Documentation available in Braille and/or large print
  • Reception staff made aware of the reception of people with disabilities
Description of motor handicap

Reserved spaces in the site car park, located 100m from the ticket office.
Private access on one level through the entrance gate giving access to the ticket office/shop and the restaurant. Due to a classified paved path, the entrance is a difficult part of the visit, but assistance is available to you.
The gardens, the press and the audiovisual tour in the Royal Stables are freely accessible. The gardens are accessible via natural stone or natural paths which can be accessible to wheelchairs subject to rainy weather. Visits to the two rooms of the castle for PRMs are possible by reservation.

Description of hearing impairment

Magnetic loop for the hearing impaired.

Visual impairment description


Description of mental disability

Easy to Understand Document.

Contact information

9 castle street
Le coudray
37120 Lemere